What Is Inhibited in Inhibition of Return?

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz, Amishi Jha, James Neils Rosenquist

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Abstract

Research on temporal-order judgments, reference frames, discrimination tasks, and links to oculomotor control suggest important differences between inhibition of return (IOR) and attentional costs and benefits. Yet, it is generally assumed that IOR is an attentional effect even though there is little supporting evidence. The authors evaluated this assumption by examining how several factors that are known to influence attentional costs and benefits affect the magnitude of IOR: target modality, target intensity, and response mode. Results similar to those previously reported for attention were observed: IOR was greater for visual than for auditory targets, showed an inverse relationship with target intensity, and was equivalent for manual and saccadic responses. Important parallels between IOR and attentional costs and benefits are indicated, suggesting that, like attention, IOR may in part affect sensory-perceptual processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-378
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Volume22
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1996
Externally publishedYes

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What Is Inhibited in Inhibition of Return? / Reuter-Lorenz, Patricia A.; Jha, Amishi; Rosenquist, James Neils.

In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol. 22, No. 2, 01.04.1996, p. 367-378.

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Reuter-Lorenz, Patricia A. ; Jha, Amishi ; Rosenquist, James Neils. / What Is Inhibited in Inhibition of Return?. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. 1996 ; Vol. 22, No. 2. pp. 367-378.
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